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SDR-Kits.net - DG8SAQ VNWA 3 - 3E
Low Cost 1.3 GHz Vector Network Analyzer
Introducing the VNWA 3 and VNWA 3E - Fully Assembled and Tested
SDR-kits VNWA 3 or 3E - shown with optional SOL Calibration Kit
The DG8SAQ VNWA 3 and VNWA 3E Low Cost Vector 1.3 GHz Network Analyzer
Covering 1 kHz to 1.3 GHz and powered from a PC USB-bus, the VNWA3 offers a dynamic range of
90dB up to 500 MHz and better than 50dB above 500 MHz.
Supporting the same functionality as its predecessors, the VNWA 3 offers:
All VNWA hardware on a single Printed Circuit board for maximum reliability
High stability 12 MHz TCXO from which all clock signals are obtained
Redesigned Solid 2mm Anodized enclosure and brass chassis
Option for fitting VNWA 3 Expansion board
Supplied fully Assembled and Tested
New - VNWA 3 Automatic Installer
VNWA 3 comes with a new VNWA Installer Package to get a new VNWA up and running with
minimum of delay. The installer is downloaded from the SDR-Kits website to ensure the latest VNWA
software and Helpfile are installed at all times.
The installer supports Windows 7 & Vista (64 and 32 bit OS) as well as Windows XP, and older
Windows Operating Systems.
VNWA 3E Expansion board - Optional USB Codec and External connectivity
The VNWA 3E is the VNWA 3 but factory fitted with an Expansion Board.
With the Expansion board fitted, the VNWA 3E offers following benefits:
Simultaneous S11 and S21 measurements in one Sweep
RJ11 socket to provide external VNWA control and VNWA power connectivity
Reduced Power consumption - DDS switched mode supply
Optional External VNWA 3 Clock connectivity
The Expansion board may be fitted retrospectively by VNWA 3 users with some electronic assembly
skills and offers: For details please see the following document:
VNWA 3 Expansion Board Manual: http://sdr-kits.net/VNWA/VNWA_3_Expansion_board.pd
DG8SAQ VNWA 3 & 3E Specification
Coverage from 1 kHz to 1300 MHz: Up to 500 MHz with dynamic range of up to 90dB Useful
performance up to 1.3 GHz with reduced (50dB) dynamic range and accuracy
S-Parameter S11, S12, S21 & S22, VSWR, Smith Chart
Component Measurements Resistance, Admittance Capacitance, Inductance & Quality Factor (Q)
Time domain & Gating in Time domain - Distance to Fault (DTF) measurement
Import and Export of Touchstone files (S1P - S2P - S3P)
Logarithmic and Listed sweep: up to 8192 points with sampling time adjustable from 0.2mS to 100mS
Network Matching Tool, Complex Calculator & Crystal Parameter tool
User defined S-parameter calculator - Zplot & Excel application Support
Basic Spectrum Analyzer - useful up to 100 MHz
Basic Signal Generator - max RF Output as signal generator -17dBm - no harmonic filtering
Power requirement - USB 1.1 or USB 2 Interface 5V DC max 400mA
12 MHz TCXO Master Clock - stability of 2 ppm
Microprocessor: Atmel ATMega 328P with - 16K Flash memory - clocked at 16 MHz
Connectors: SMA x 2, Mini USB-B
Power requirement - USB 1.1 or USB 2 Interface 5V DC max 400mA
Dimensions: Width 10.4 cm, Depth 8.0 cm, Height 4.6 cm, Weight 0.35 Kg
CE and RoHS Compliant
VNWA 3E is factory fitted with Breakout board - may be retrofitted to VNWA 3.
VNWA 3 in the box
VNWA 3 - Fully assembled and tested
VNWA 3 "Getting Started Manual"
12 Month Return to Base Warranty
VNWA 3 Options
VNWA 3E =VNWA 3 with fitted and tested Expansion board
Presentation case now upgraded with 4 pc Calibration kit: SMA Short, SMA Open, SMA 50 Ohm Female Load, SMA 50 Ohm Male load plus a 20cm SMA Coax Cable for Thru Calibration
(the photo below shows older 3 pc SMA calibration kit)
Male and Female Calibration kits: SMA Short, Open 50 Ohm Load
Thru Coax Calibration and connection Cable
Various Adapters - SMA to SMA cables
VNWA 3 Expansion Board (for upgrading VNWA 3 to VNWA 3E)
SDR-kits VNWA 3 - shown in optional Presentation Case with Calibration Kit
(VNWA with Presentation Cases shipped from 1st August 2012 include a 4 pc SMA Cal kit)
Customer Satisfaction has been a very big priority for us since VNWA was first launched in 2008!!
Download and try out the DG8SAQ VNWA Software first before ordering. The VNWA software will start up without the VNWA hardware connected. This allows you to check-out the VNWA features and functionality and assess whether a purchase will meet your expectations.
Every effort is made to make the VNWA easy and intuitive to use for new owners, but be prepared to "invest some time" to get familiar with the many uses and options of the VNWA 3 or 3E!!
Take a look at the latest version of the 300+ page VNWA PDF helpfile link: http://sdr-kits.net/DG8SAQ/VNWA/VNWA_HELP.pdf
Ongoing support of all our VNWA Customers
General Software updates for the VNWA 3 and the VNWA 3E are made available several times a year. The same Software release is used to add new functionality to the VNWA 3 but also to the older VNWA 2.x if this can be supported by the VNWA 2.x hardware.
Please use the SDR-Kits Webshop when placing orders and make payment via Paypal. Pricing is in GBP (UK Pound Sterling). Payment - Paypal accepts most payment methods, including cheque payments, credit cards or via bank transfer. You can pay Paypal in your own currency. Paypal's exchange rates are considered reasonable compared to banktransfer
The SDR-Kits Webshop offers the option to request a Proforma invoice in GBP or Euros for payment via Bank transfer. (This takes a little Longer).
EEC Company Orders are supplied without UK Tax by entering a valid VAT number in the Webshop Order and submitting a Company Purchase Order. Orders to Countries outside the EEC are tax-free, however any local Import duties and/or taxes for Customer's own account.
VNWA 3 Pricing - All pricing in GBP (UK Pound sterling)
Prices are subject to change without notice
(Exchange rate indication 9th March 2013: 1 (GBP) = US $1.52 = 1.17 (Euro)
Visit the SDR-Kits Webshop for Current prices and easy ordering
Link to SDR-Kits Home
Link to VNWA Software Page and Documentation Page
Note: VNWA 3 and VNWA 3E are only available as fully Tested and Assembled Unit. All VNWA kits were stopped as from 1 Dec 2010.
VNWA Presentation: - You Tube - Video Presentation by Tom Baier at Hamradio 2012 in Germany
Click on the link below to see a 30 minutes duration Video presentation on new VNWA Features in English Language.
The Video starts with an introduction from the SDR-Kits stand where you meet Tom Baier, DG8SAQ, the VNWA Designer and Jan Verduyn G0BBL of SDR-Kits
The Video then shows the full VNWA Classroom Presentation - Thanks to Kurt Poulsen – OZ7OU who produced this Video..
VNWA Review: The VNWA has been reviewed in many publications. Click here to see the review in RadCom, the journal of RSGB in the UK.
This article is copyright of the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) and was originally published in their magazine RadCom. It is reproduced here with their kind permission.
Please visit www.rsgb.org for more information about the RSGB.
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